Driver Arrested In A Fatal Traffic Collision

DATE: October 13, 2021 6:00 p.m.  

SUBJECT: Driver arrested in a fatal traffic collision

LOCATION: C Street at Eighth Street, Oxnard

SUSPECT/VEHICLE: Guadalupe Gonzalez

                                    30-year-old female of Port Hueneme, CA

                                    2002 GMC Envoy

DRIVER/VEHICLE: 29-year-old female of Oxnard, CA

                                2005 Ford Focus   

CONTACT: Paul Knapp, Senior Officer (805) 385-7750 | [email protected]

 Update (Refer to the original collision information below)

On February 4, 2021, at 9:42 p.m., Oxnard officers responded to a traffic collision involving two vehicles that occurred at the intersection of C Street and Eighth Street. Based on the initial investigation, it was determined that the 2002 GMC Envoy, driven by Guadalupe Gonzalez, was traveling westbound on Eighth Street when she broadsided a 2005 Ford Focus, driven by a 29-year-old female of Oxnard, that was traveling northbound on C Street.  The 29-year-old female was seriously injured and immediately transported to the Ventura County Medical Center; however, she succumbed to her injuries on February 5, 2021. 

Traffic investigators conducted an extensive investigation into the collision and determined that Gonzalez caused the collision by failing to stop for a stop sign. Traffic investigators also determined that Gonzalez was driving her vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and drugs. As a result, on October 12, 2021, Oxnard officers arrested Gonzalez for gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. Gonzalez was booked into the Ventura County Jail.          

Anyone with information regarding this collision is encouraged to contact Senior Officer Paul Knapp at (805) 385-7750, or via email at [email protected].


On February 4, 2021, at approximately 9:42 p.m., Oxnard officers and EMS personnel responded to a call of a traffic collision involving two vehicles that occurred at the intersection of C Street and Eighth Street.  Officers determined that a 2002 GMC Envoy driven by a 30-year-old female from Port Hueneme broadsided a 2005 Ford Focus driven by a 29-year-old female from Oxnard.  Both drivers were seriously injured and immediately transported to the Ventura County Medical Center.  The 30-year-old female was admitted to the hospital and listed in stable condition.  The 29-year-old female sustained life-threatening injuries and is listed in critical condition.   

Traffic investigators responded to the scene and took over the investigation.  Based on preliminary information, it was determined that prior to the collision, the Ford Focus was traveling northbound on C Street and the GMC Envoy was traveling westbound on Eighth Street.   For unknown reasons, the driver of the GMC Envoy entered the intersection and continued into the path of the oncoming Ford Focus.  After the broadside collision, both vehicles continued towards the northwest corner of the intersection and then came to rest adjacent to the sidewalk. 

The investigation is ongoing.  Anyone who has information regarding this collision is urged to contact Senior Officer Paul Knapp at (805) 385-7750 or via email at [email protected].


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George Pattone

Too bad the capital punishment isn’t available for murder (basically premeditated) committed by drunk & stoned drivers…
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